Baltimore is a city with many nicknames, including Charm City, Monument City, and The Land of Pleasant Living. So it is safe to say it is a city with personality. For this reason, millions of tourists pass through Baltimore Airport – short for Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport – to discover just how much charm this city holds. There’s also plenty of great places for dining and shopping at Baltimore Airport.
Whether you’re returning home or transiting through to reach one of the 80+ domestic and international destinations Baltimore Airport connects you to via non-stop flights, there’s no reason the time you spend waiting needs to be boring. We’ve compiled a selection of the best dining and retail offerings from across the airport to make your time at Baltimore go just a little faster and a lot more fun.
There are 3 runways, 5 concourses and 77 gates at Baltimore Airport. Concourse E serves international-only flights while Concourses A to C serves only flights bound to domestic destinations. Concourse D serves both.
Best Places for Food & Shopping at Baltimore Airport
Since 1905, Boar’s Head has been on a mission to do away with the substandard ham typically used in subs and sandwiches. The founder, Frank Brunkhorst, was uncompromising in using the finest ingredients to make their sandwiches, wraps, salads and other snack items. They have a grab-and-go section that is perfect for travellers in a rush.
Location – Concourse A, Gate A6
Gachi offers made-to-order sushi using the freshest ingredients. Aside from the classic maki and sashimi rolls that you would find in all sushi houses, they also feature innovative combinations, like the Imperial roll.
If you’d like to dine-in, visit the Gachi House of Sushi in Terminal A. If you prefer to eat on the fly, visit Gachi Sushi Grab & Go in Terminal B.
Location – Terminal A, Gate A8; Terminal B, Gate B6
For classic frozen yogurt that is sure to get your dopamine receptors singing, head to Pinkberry yogurt. They use real milk and fresh fruit that is cut on the spot.
Location – A/B Food Court
Featuring premium roasted coffee beans from all over the globe, Mayorga specialises in only the highest quality beans. They also have baked goods and pastry-based snacks. We highly recommend pairing their cold brews with warm empanadas.
Location – A/B Food Court
Brix and Vine Wine Bar
If you’ve got quite a while to go before your next flight, then head to Brix and Vine Wine Bar to take the edge off of waiting. They boast an extensive collection of wines from South Africa, New Zealand, and New York, among others. Their staff is extremely knowledgeable and can make recommendations on which wine would pair best with the food selections on the menu.
Location – Concourse D, Gate D23
Sit Down Dining
If you’ve worked up a good appetite, make a beeline to Miss Shirley’s. This award-winning restaurant does all-day breakfast and brunch items and specialises in Southern cuisine. You’d be doing yourself a disservice if you didn’t try the Buffalo Chicken Fried Deviled Eggs, Chicken ‘N Waffles, Shrimp & Grits, and Coconut Cream Stuffed French Toast! Still unsure about the hype?
Miss Shirley’s was voted Maryland’s Favorite Restaurant by the Restaurant Association of Maryland!
Location – Concourse A, Gate A13
Deep dive into some of the best dishes that the incredibly rich and varied world of Mexican street food has to offer at La Carnita. Complemented by the backdrop of colourful graffiti, mixtape playing oldies, and a hand-crafted cocktail, that taco in your hand is likely to taste twice as good as if you chose to do a takeaway and ate it on the flight.
Location – Concourse D, Gate D26
Obrycki’s Restaurant & Bar
Notoriously famous for their great steamed crabs and for serving the freshest crab cakes in town, Obrycki’s is a must-visit to experience the regional food of the great Chesapeake.
Location – Concourse B, Gate B9
Phillip’s Seafood Express
Another excellent eatery specialising in seafood, Phillip’s freshly caught wild crabs, fish, and oysters from the Chesapeake Bay is a favourite among Baltimore locals. Just to give you an idea of how popular they are, they have 3 branches across Maryland, 7 outlets in various airports across the country, and even 2 locations within casinos!
Location – Concourse D, Gate D12
One of the coolest things about Sky Azure is that they have a rotating seasonal menu that showcases the freshest local ingredients. The other cool thing? You get sweeping views of the runways as well as the exhibits within the Observation Gallery.
Location – Observation Gallery
If you’re flying back to your home country after holidaying in the United States, you may want to pick up a souvenir here to remember fond memories of your trip.
Location – Concourse D, Gates D1 and D20; Concourse A, Gate A5
Charm City Market
The perfect pit-stop as you’re en route to your boarding gate, Charm City Market stocks grab-and-go snacks and drinks, including fresh salads, healthy snack options, an array of beverages.
Location – Concourse D, Gate D2
Fran’s Organic Bodycare
The pressurised air within airplanes is notorious for drying out the skin. Whether you want to pick up something for yourself to keep your skin soft and hydrated before you land, or want to buy a thoughtful gift for a skincare-loving friend when you land, Fran’s Organic Bodycare has you covered.
Location – A/B Food Court
The original athleisure brand, Marika offers yoga-inspired clothes that are as stylish as they are comfortable. Usually only stocked in shop-in boutiques or in leading department stores, BWI is the only airport to have a Marika outlet.
Location – Concourse A, Gate A
Pen & Prose
In these highly digital times that we live in, it’s a very special thing to receive handwritten letters. Pen & Prose Boutique stocks quality writing paper, first-class writing instruments, and unique greeting cards that are sure to put a smile on the recipient’s face. Make someone’s whole day with this little gesture!
Location – Concourse D, Gate D1